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Table 1 Summary and comparison of leadership benchmarks between departmental chairpersons and program directors

From: Academic benchmarks for leaders in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery: a Canadian perspective

 CPs
n (%)
PDs
n (%)
Total
N (%)
P-Value*
Gender   0.02
 Male13 (100)11 (79)24 (89) 
 Female0 (0)3 (21)3 (11) 
Rank   0.008
 Professor10 (77)3 (21)13 (48) 
 Associate Professor3 (23)6 (43)9 (33) 
 Assistant Professor0 (0)5 (36)5 (19) 
Years of Experience, Mean (SE)29.7 ± 1.821.3 ± 2.225.3 ± 1.70.008
Master’s Degree, No. (%)5 (38)4 (29)9 (33)0.51
Fellowship, All Subspecialtiesa13 (100)14 (100)27 (100)< 0.01
 Head and Neck10 (77)6 (43)16 (59) 
 Pediatric Otolaryngology0 (0)6 (43)6 (22) 
 Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery2 (15)1 (7)3 (11) 
 Rhinology1 (8)1 (7)2 (7) 
 Otology1 (8)1 (7)2 (7) 
 Laryngology2 (15)0 (0)2 (7) 
H-index, Mean ± SE (range)11.2 ± 1.6 (0–30)14.5 ± 2.5 (0–30)8.1 ± 1.6 (0–18)0.04
  1. Abbreviations: CPs chairpersons, PDs program directors
  2. *Comparison of characteristics between CPs and PDs using a t-test for continuous variables and Chi-square or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables
  3. aSum of percentages may exceed 100% as some individuals completed multiple fellowships. Two individuals (one PD and one CP) with general OHNS subspecialty training reported on faculty listings were categorized according to their focus of clinical practice (pediatric otolaryngology and otology, respectively) after consensus agreement among all authors